The typical credit load is 16 for the fall and spring terms and 32 for the full academic year.
Assessment method(s) for classes may be indicated in the study abroad catalog, or on the course syllabus. Methods vary between essay, examination, project work, or a combination.
Refer to the credit translation scale below.
|U.K. University Credit Point Units||U.S. University Semester Hours of Credit|
Please view the Goldsmiths Course Catalog for course offerings and descriptions.
When selecting courses, it is important to pay attention to course levels and pre-requisites. UK undergraduate degrees are 3-year programs in which students do not typically take modules (courses) outside of their major. The module catalog categorizes modules into levels based on the year the module is taught in the degree. There is a general progression from Year 1 to Year 3, although it is not equivalent to the more strict delineation of 100, 200, 300, 400 level courses, as is common in the United States.
You can choose modules from all three years if you meet the pre-requisite(s) listed in the module description; however, you should be aware that Goldsmiths degree students in Year 2 and Year 3 of their degree have taken a significant number of modules in that department.
Goldsmiths registers you in classes you select in your Preliminary Course Form; it is important that you list one alternate for every preferred course totaling eight courses. It can be difficult to change course preferences, and there is limited course availability after the application deadline. Your Program Manager will likely be able to provide your course schedule prior to arrival.
Note that course codes are not publicly available on Goldsmiths’ Course Catalog. Simply enter“GOLD” where a course code is required in your Preliminary Course Form.
The following information is vetted and provided by the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO) on the Electronic Database for Global Education (EDGE).
|70 - 100%||First Class||A|
|60 - 69%||Second Class Upper||B+|
|50 - 59%||Second Class Lower||B|
|40 - 49%||Third Class / Pass||C|
|0 - 39%||Fail||F|